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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:47 pm 
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Love the 6x10 JA Pearce Magna wheels with Spinners on this Mini at Beaulieu. 8-)

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Can anyone tell me what arches these are? and any tips for fitting securing the chrome arch trim (flat or deluxe?) over arches. Back in the 1970's mine was always falling off!

These look similar from JA Pearce website:

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http://japearceengineering.com/products/magna-wheels/


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:05 am 
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Nice cars... shame about the wheels/arches. I know it's all retro everything but nah ....
Those wheels remind me of jacked up V4 capri's with lit up back axles.
Each to their own.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:12 am 
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Look like the Group 2 Wide arches from abs, huddersfield etc.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:34 am 
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Known as Gp 5 or wide Gp 2, unlike the more common Gp 5 arches which were flatter & had no flange for the side trim, these were just a wider version of the Gp 2 arch & are also available from Wood & Pickett.
Sorry, LDR209H, I always liked the J.A. Pearce wheels, which were around long before the Ford Capri! 8-)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:54 am 
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'Sorry, LDR209H, I always liked the J.A. Pearce wheels, which were around long before the Ford Capri! '
I don't doubt it. Like I said,each to their own. What next,wolfrace slot mags ?? !!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:05 am 
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LDR209H wrote:

lit up back axles.



I painted the rear axle on my Volvo, and fitted a Red light :roll:

Think it lasted 2 or 3 days before I got pulled over.

Do I need to add, that the Police were NOT impressed :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:48 am 
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If everything was showroom standard as it left the factory it would get very boring.....bring back 'period' mods! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:25 am 
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mab01uk wrote:
If everything was showroom standard as it left the factory it would get very boring.....bring back 'period' mods! :lol:


That's what so great about Minis though - you can chuck all sorts of goodies at them and make them your own - on the L2B run last week I don't think I saw two cars that were the same. When my car's finished it'll be 'period' with several nice bits bolted on that you could buy over the counter from '68 onwards - don't get me wrong, I love seeing factory fresh cars at shows or out on the road, given the chance a lot of us would no doubt have one 'factory' car and one modified as well... each to their own etc.

When the black car arrived in the marque I had a chat with the owner about the wheels and arches as I thought they looked like slightly overfed Group 2s... lovely motor, lovely wheels...! (Same goes for the white Mk3 S that was sat next to it)...

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(Edit - meant to add... I think Minispares do the folded over metal clips you use to attach the horizontal chrome trim to the doors on Coopers, Elfs, Hornets etc.. they might work on your car if you fit a few inside the flexible wheel arch trim)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:29 am 
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mab01uk wrote:
If everything was showroom standard as it left the factory it would get very boring.....bring back 'period' mods! :lol:


It is already happening, seen many cars (not Mini,s) with period stickers-wide wheels-correct stereo,s etc

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:56 am 
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Scattered around the field at Beaulieu on Sunday I think I counted 15 or 16 Island Blue / Snowberry White Mk2s.... my missus thinks it's a rare colour and we should keep our car completely original, I told her no chance, it's already been three other colours as well as blue & white...! ;)


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